About the Role
Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.
Assist with design, implementation, and test of the Nova Navigation application suite
Exercise the Navigation application suite against simulated environments and test rigs to validate and verify proper implementation
Draft unit tests and coordinate high-level testing of Navigation features and functionality
Assist with analyses upon nominal and off-nominal vehicle operations and performance related to Navigation behavior
Support console operations of onboard Navigation software during field tests and deployments
B.S. in physics or aerospace engineering
Experience in C/C++ development
Strong understanding of orbital mechanics, propagation, state determination, and uncertainty
Experience with optical navigation techniques and implementations
Organized, thorough and methodical approach to software quality and testing
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Capable of both high quantity and high-quality output
Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment
Ability to travel to support operations in various test and deployment scenarios
A passion for spaceflight
M.S. or PhD in physics or aerospace engineering
Experience developing navigation-related flight software
Experience integrating with and executing simulations
Experience with the design, implementation, and test of solutions involving fault detection, isolation &recovery (FDIR)
Experience with xUnit compliant unit test frameworks
Experience with GSFC Core Flight Software (CFS) framework
Experience with NASA Trick simulation framework
Experience with real-time software
Experience with spacecraft operations/console support
Experience with Windows and POSIX-based operating systems
Experience with Docker-based containerization
Experience in an agile / scrum development environment
Experience in Gitflow coordinated configuration management schemes
Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Work may involve sitting for extended periods.
May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.
Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.
Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)
Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.
Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.